Temporary Measures Available to Ukrainians and their Family Members
(Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel or “CUAET”)
Ukrainian nations and family members of Ukrainian nationals (of any nationality includes spouse or common-law partner, dependent child, dependent child of spouse or common-law partner, a dependent child of their dependent child)
July 15, 2023
Last day to apply for a visa under CUAET from outside of Canada
March 31, 2024
March 31, 2024* Updated June 14, 2023
March 31, 2025
Last day when Ukrainians and their family members who are in Canada temporarily can benefit from settlement services that are normally reserved for permanent residents of Canada
Until July 15, 2023, Ukrainian nationals and their family members located outside of Canada are eligible to apply for a fee exempt visa to travel to Canada and obtain a fee exempt open work permit, study permit or visitor record to allow them to remain in Canada for up to three (3) years. Ukrainians and their family members who apply before July 15, 2023, will have until March 31, 2024, to travel to Canada to be eligible for the various supports offered under the CUAET.
Ukrainian nationals and their family members who are already in Canada will have until March 31, 2024, to apply to extend their existing permit or to amend their status to a different type of permit to allow them to extend their stay in Canada as a worker, student, or visitor.
Until March 31, 2025, Ukrainians and their family members who are in Canada can access several settlement services to assist them with settling into life in Canada.
The application must be submitted online and must follow IRCC’s specific instructions for inclusion in the program.
How to Apply: Ukraine immigration measures: Students
Answers: Ukraine: Immigration measures
General Information: Information for Ukrainians coming to Canada
General Information: More Information for Ukrainians coming to Canada
General Information: Immigration measures and support for Ukrainians and their families
General Information: Ukraine immigration measures: Key figures
General Information: Ukraine immigration measures: Financial assistance
General Information: End dates for temporary measures available to Ukrainians and their family members
Program Delivery Instructions: Ukraine Special Measures (June 14, 2023)
Program Delivery Instructions: Ukraine
Backgrounder: Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel
News Release: Canada to welcome those fleeing the war in Ukraine